Commercial lighting’s support for wireless communications is propelling it into the spotlight as an infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT). To make this happen, the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol had to evolve. Enter the sensor-ready (SR) interface and the SR standard, a new set of specifications approved just this month by Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA). They standardize how DALI drivers report data and make it easier to turn luminaires into communication nodes, paving the way for new IoT applications for lighting.
Thank you, DALI
We wouldn’t be here today, with a robust new SR standard for connected lighting, without DALI. Standardized in the early 90s as a digital bi-directional communication protocol for fluorescent ballast, DALI evolved in the first global communication protocol for LED lighting. This opened a vast market that now sustains a thriving community of large and small companies. Now, by taking the DALI protocol to the next level, the SR protocol supports IoT two-way communication and a new generation of lighting applications. And just as DALI did, it will spur the next wave of innovation and prosperity in our industry.